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Eurobirdô 2A: a new partnership with ictQatar -
Eurobirdô 2A: a new partnership with ictQatar
February 7th, 2011 - 15:24 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
The ground is being prepared for the launch in 2013 of the Eurobirdô 2A high-capacity satellite which will be jointly owned and operated by Eutelsat and ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar). This new satellite will provide expanded coverage and performance across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia to follow-on from Eutelsatís Eurobirdô 2 satellite at 25.5 degrees East. In addition to securing Ku-band continuity for Eutelsat and Ku-band resources for ictQATAR, Eurobirdô 2A will initiate a Ka-band capability, opening new business opportunities for both partners.